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it's friday! it's 6:00 and it's foggy. the fog is thick on the eastern shore where the school systems are delaying opening their doors because of it. bernadette woods has more. >> yes, the fog settled in and into the afternoon, the sunshine will take over again. however, it's going to be hot. we'll be in the upper 60s and low 70s around the region.
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70-degrees in baltimore and 72 in annapolis this morning. we're going up to 93 degrees and the hazy sunshine taking over. however, this is the end of this hot streak. we'll have the forecast in a few minutes the school systems will be crawling across the bottom of the screen, will you be crawling through the commute? >> no delays, but we have fog warnings. 95 at the memorial bridge and a warning at route 97 and at nickadimis road, there's a cow in the road and there's fog at old fort and key bridge, that's looking better and a look at 95, south of the beltway. and remember, wjz-13 is always on, go to for more. don, back to you. this is a scene that many
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of us will remember, a tractor trailer in the water of the bay after plunging off of the bay bridge. now, two years later, the family of the driver who drowned settled a lawsuit. good morning, once again. good morning, once again don and everyone. the final settlement isn't exactly what the family had originally hoped for, it brings closier to the tragedy. >> reporter: it was more than two years ago that the 57-year- old truck driver was killed in this terrifying crash. his tractor trailer plunged off of the bay bridge when he swerved to avoid an on coming camaro driven by a 19-year-old. the two families settled on a civil suit. baldwin will pay $100,000, that's the maximum amount under
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her insurance. >> she's remorseful and she didn't set it to have an accident. >> reporter: initially, the shorts wanted $7 million listed the state as available. they argued that twoway traffic is dangerous on the span and that the corrosion should have been repaired. surely, for the safety of the city decisions -- citizens, more should have been done. >> reporter: the shores dropped the claims as long as the state made the bridge safer. >> baldwin moved to alaska to seek solace. she had alcohol in her system, but the level was too low to press charges. she paid traffic tickets instead. >> i'm not going to say they're happy it's resolved, but relieved it's over. for >> reporter: she's also pregnant, married, and earning
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a college degree in alaska. thank you, and they'll receive a check later this month. dna evidence helps put a man behind bars. back in june, a woman was assaulted. and the police arrested the 24- year-old saying he matched the descriptions. and johns hopkins is asked to review security procedures after a man opened fire inside the hospital. the panel that accredited hospitals asked hopkins to put together a report on the current security measures and improvementings. hopkins has 45 days to submit the report. >> the metro rail system is safer now than it was last year.
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in sworn testimony, the metro said they made clear, safety progress and the system is implementing 2 dozen recommendations and replacing aging rail cards. >> >> the baltimore city school buildings are causing some students to lag behind. gigi barnett has more on a new call for improvement. >> reporter: baltimore city schools are old. the classrooms that feel like the refrigerators turn into boiler rooms in the spring. there was no air-conditioning and i have to tell you, the kids were melting in the chairs, sitting in puddles of their own sweat. >> some students walked to class nearly in the dark. we had problems with the lights. they would go out and they've gotten in the way of our, well, our work. >> reporter: it's a tale that the city council members have heard before. they heard it again tonight at
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city hall and this time,the aclu joined in. theup urged the leaders to spend $3 billion rebuilding, repairing and renovating the schools. >> we've looked at over states and cities that renovated the building stock. we want the leaders and community involved. >> reporter: the ceo agrees and finding the public and private dollars to help is the hurdle they now face. >> it's about money and also about will. >> i said that the reason is why is because we accept it. the reason why the school is in the condition, for too long, it was accepted. >> reporter: baltimore city has 200 building in the district and many haven't had major renovations in ten to 20 years.
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i'm gigi barnett, back to you on tv hill. the aclu says that better buildings would really help. >> if you've looked for a good book to read, this is the weekend for the baltimore book festival. it starts today at mt. vernon at noon. it has music, food and children's activities. several authors are slated to appear including sherri shepherd and holly robinson pete and more. >> and a maryland man made it on the forbes 400 list raven's owner is ranked the 308th richest man in america. he founded the engineering staffing firm arrow tech in 1983 and he's worth $1.3 billion. he fell 78 spots from last year
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and there are five other marylanders who also made the list of the current richest americans. his ravens are getting ready for the browns who will count on the backup quarterback. the starter has an injury. and kindle signed the contract. he was the second round draft pick and he suffered an injury that will keep him off of the field for the season. kindle can watch and cheer or like you, he can watch on tv, seeing the ravens taking on the browns this sunday afternoon at 1:00 on wjz-13. >> and again, everyone's anticipating great things. well, there's definitely that energy. >> i know ron's feeling it, too. >> we're feeling it big time. we're 11 point favorites. >> yeah, that's big. gosh.
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that's one of the biggest spreads you'll find. >> so, wallace, meet ray lewis. he will! yes, he will. how are you guys dog doing? >> fine, how about you? >> we're here for the jr. league league's semiannual boutique sell. we'll tell you more about this when the eyewitness news more than morn rolls on. ,, old gibbs canning company.
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there's fog outside. and it will gave way to sunshine. 70-degrees in baltimore and upper 60s. and as the winds start to pick up, we'll see the sunshine returning and it will heat us up!
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the mid-atlantic, record breaking heat, we're looking at a high in the low 90s. and here's the storm pumping up the heat ahead of it. yesterday, we had more rain and look at the moves to the east. this is getting strung out, it will continue to lose strength as it moves our way. we'll see clouds with it and a chance for a shower tomorrow. it's a small chance and we'll have more chances sunday. and sunday, it's a different story. there's a new low pressure system from the south. the first half of sun at this point is looking okay. the more solid rain will hold off into sunday night and monday. the only other thing going on, we have matthew and winds 52 miles per hour. take a look at how this opens up towards the gulf. all eyes are concerned on the south eastern part of the united states down the line for the storms.
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also, lisa is back up to tropical storm status and we'll keep you updated on that. out on the waters, we have small craft advisories into effect later on today. and the forecast today is as such. and 93 degrees for the day. and tonight, 68 degrees and tomorrow, we'll begin the cooling down and 86 for the high. by sunday, that's when we'll feel it and 74 is the high and the rain is taking over and we have a chance for rain on tuesday. and what the fog's doing to the school systems. the delays are on the bottom of the screen. >> we have some accidents and taking a live look at the fog, there's a look at the westside of the beltway at old fort road. everything's running smoothly. we have fog warnings and if
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you're on 95 at the memorial bridge there, there's a look at the eastside of the beltway. there's a look at 95 south of the beltway. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. you'll find quality cars and trucks. toyota, moving forward. back to you, don. and bernadette and ron and friends -- >> and hey, don and bern. happy purple friday. >> yesterday, i thought it was friday all day. well, that hurt. it hurt big time. i had a -- well, i caused a lot of problems in the eyewitness news room yesterday. >> well, it's great to be here. it's friday and we're at the wise penny. we're with the jr. league of baltimore for their semiannual boutique sell.
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men, women and children -- laura, you're the president of the jr. league. good to see you again. for those not familiar with the jr. league, you do great work. >> we train women to be community leaders. >> and the wise penny is the story to raise women here. and what's coming up this weekend? >> the sale, everyone knows about it. the 9th semiannual sell. men, women, one stop shop for boutique shopping. >> and you have over 20 designers. 20 of the area boutiques -- >> yes, anything. bernadette knows all of those. >> yes, and the list goes on and on. 70% off on most of the stuff. absolutely. >> and we'll talk to the ladies who have been kind enough to
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get dressed up. this is leah. >> hi, ron. tell us who you're wearing. >> i feel like joan rivers. this is garnish and this was a $275 dress and it's only $50 now. >> and perfect for a purple friday. >> perfect for purple friday. >> wow, that's quite a discount. >> that's what you'll find here. >> ladies, if you have weddings coming up, this is the time to get the dresses. and this is meredith. and hi, ron. who are you wearing. this is a lovely black cocktail dress from panash. originally 370 and on sale for 150-dollar. i think she got the feather from my closet, by the way. >> that's another story. >> i let that one go.
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>> you have a beautiful dress on. >> this is a designer dress and we have more deals. this is from whims city and it was 258 and now, it's $30. $30! can you bring that home, what size is that? >> yeah, i'll wear it out the door for you. >> i knew that was coming. >> these ties are $15 now and we have the steal of the century. >> and it's not just women's clothes, but men's clothing as well. this is going to be $55. the shirt is$125. it will be on sale for $30, the tie is $10 the polo is $15. well, it's a ralph lauren and we know what they sell for. i have to show one thing. thank you for putting the suit up there. >> this suit, right here, this
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is a joe accept abude suit. 40 bucks! >> wow! >> that would sell for 500 in a store. >> and if it fit me, i would wear it. actually, more than that in a store. what size? >> hold on a second. >> it doesn't fit me. but it would fit somebody. all right, we have a special preview of tomorrow morning. >> 8:00 to 10:00 is a preview and it's $20. and after that, it's free. >> go to the website for more information. ladies, thank you for coming out this morning. you've brightened our day and weekend. all right, don, bernadette, back to you, have a great weekend.
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see you monday at fells point. >> yeah, big one this weekend. >> and thank you for being our personal shopper. i need one. i have one, her name's jessica kartalija. >> well, i hear you guys talking about clothes. it's not my forte. there are things i'm okay at, but being in a mall is not one of them. i have her help all the time. >> i have one, my wife. >> coming up. they look like an armored vehicle and they smell when you crush them and thery're driving people crazy. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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for the working guy... but he's not on our side. i thought i knew bob ehrlich, but then i found out... he raised property taxes on every maryland family... and business. he increased college tuition... by 40%. 40%. and i thought i knew bob ehrlich. he was against raising the minimum wage. made $2.5 million...
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working for a lobbying firm. $2.5 million? he's not really on my side. with this tough economy, we really need a governor on our side. we'll be at 86 for the high today. better chance of rain sunday night and monday for rain. it's an invasion and they're crawling in the cracks and terrorizing nasal cavities.
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and the stink bugs are here in record numbers. here's suzanne collins with more. >> reporter: they look like little tag. they stink if you crush them. at this household, they're congregating in great numbers, taking out welcome friends sign to heart. a taking out the air conditioner doesn't stop the critters from coming inside. >> i had 40 in the bedroom. the kids are like, get the bugs out. >> a woman in windsor mills has the same problem. every time i went upstairs, it was worse and worse and worse. >> what will you do? >> well, we stripped the room and bombed it and sealed it and the exterminator iscoming and i'm over it. >> reporter: this may have made
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it from asia in 2007. a bug expert says that the population is growing largely. you'll get an increase when each female produces the eggs and nothing's keeping the eggs from growing and thriving. >> they have no predators and now it's colder, they want to come inside and get warm and cozy. >> it's on your top. in rundalestown, the bugs are setting off the motion alarm. there are hundreds around town. they fly and land on you, they're in groups and they're in your hair. what's the best weapon against them, it's a vacuum. but if the bugs get crushed, your vacuum will end up smelling. >> my hands stunk so bad just trying to kill them.
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>> stink bugs do not bite, they do not spread disease, but they can be harmful to crops. check out the baltimore sun this morning. and yet to come, consumption ago cushions -- concussion on the field. there >> and fbi agents are looking for this man on a crime spree spanning four states including maryland. i'm weijia jiang and why he's armed and dangerousing we'll have that coming up and his truck plunked off -- plunged off of the bay bridge two years ago. now, his family settled a lawsuit. >> and in addition to fog on the roads. we have a bunch of accidents to talk about. 'll send it to bernadette now. >> and i'm in for marty bass this friday morning.
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it's a purple friday and a foggy start. we have changes coming this weekend and we'll have the forecast coming up shortly. >> and he spent eight seasons as magnum p.i. and now, tom selleck is back tonight. he'll talk to us as today's coffee with guest. stay tuned, the morning edition continues in a moment. ,,,,,,,,,
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we'll run the school systems delayed because of the fog at the bottom of the screen. >> i love the fog horn sound effects. we'll heat up once again today. it's 70 in baltimore and taking you in closer at 68 in
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westminster and 78 in bel air and 68 this morning. the sunshine will return and we're going up to 93 degrees. this is the peak of the heat wave, the temperatures will come down and we'll have the chance of rain returning. here's sharon at traffic control. >> well, the fog is the biggest thing. here's the look at the fog. that's the leftside of the beltway. we have accidents out there on the westside. watch for an accident also in the city. that's at fleet street and towson at governor boulevard, one more on bel air and there's a look at 95 heading in and out of the tunnel. everything's running smoothly. you can see just a little bit of fog and more on 95 south of the beltway. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, buy right the first time and you'll save more in
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the long run. >> >> the tractor trailer that plunged off of the bay bridge two years ago killing the driver, now, his family settled a lawsuit. we're live with the details. >> reporter: good morning, don. the victim's family is only getting some of what they're asking for. better safety on the bay bridge and only a fraction of the money. it was more than two years ago that the truck driver was killed in his terrifying crash. his tractor trailer plunged off of the bay bridge when he curved from hit -- swerved from hitting the camaro driven by a 19-year-old. her family will pay $100,000 to the shorts. my client is deeply sorry for what happened. she's very remorseful and she
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didn't set out to have an accident. >> reporter: initially, they were seeking $7 million in the lawsuit. they argued that two way traffic on one span is dangerous and that the corrosion should have been repaired. >> certainly, for the safety of the citizens of the state, more should have been done. >> reporter: and the shore family agreed to drop the claims. and as for baldwin, she's moved to alaska to seek solace. >> at the time of the crash, she had alcohol in her system and the level was too low to press charges. instead, she paid traffic tickets. all of the parties are, i'm not going to say happy, but they're relieved it's over. >> and now, since the accident, the state spent more than $3 million inspecting and fixing the bridge. >> thank you, and they'll
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receive their check this months mr.. the police arrested the preppy burglar. wjz aired this video of a man in a tie and shirt breaking into a home in howard county and walking away with several electronics. he's charged with burglary, theft and destruction of property. the fbi is searching for an armed robber and here's weijia jiang with more. >> reporter: the fbi is looking for this man he's been on a major crime spree. agents believe he's responsible for 38 armed robberies. >> he's covered up facially for most of the robberies, it's difficult to identify the individuals when we don't know who they are.
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there >> reporter: the investigator says he's targeting large chain restaurants and demanding money from employees. among them is this area bob evan and friendlies. there the suspect whipped out a handgun and most recently here at september 14th. >> you don't expect this to happen. >> reporter: she's worked at the bob evans for 13 years. i'm frightened to come to work in the morning now. you don't know where he's at. >> reporter: each case, they say he's 6 feet tall and 250 pounds and distinct blue of green ice and he's light skinned. >> if anyone's seen anyone who
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talked about the crimes or has the features we went over, that would be extremely helpful and the fbi is asking anyone with information to call it. all calls will be kept confidential. a woman learns her punishment after her dog died in a hot car. the 67-year-old left her yellow lab in the car while she shopped in frederick. after she found the pet dead, instead of calling anyone, she went back to the store and returned the dog food and the two dog beds she purchased. she's received 18 months probation. >> information about a popular drug this morning. the fda is placing restrictions on avandia. it will be available to those
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who only can't control their blood sugar with other medicines >> >> many parents are concerned after similac is recalled. >> reporter: the latest recall of similac baby formula has parents worried sick. it made me sick. >> reporter: three days ago, she was making a bottle for her son, seth and she spotted something black floating at the top. >> i stuck my finger in and it was a bug piece, it was an insect piece. >> reporter: she discovered the powdered formally was recalled. they -- the company says it's unlikely that any of the
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products sold are contaminated. still, parents bombarded the website demanding answers. they insist that the formula poses no health risks and babies that drink it could have digestive discomfort. >> since it's voluntary, they need to stop giving those recalled products to the children. >> reporter: for angela, it's too late, she believes. >> he's been gassy and really, you know, crying and frustrated. rush i thought it was from the soy. >> reporter: and the rea called products should be returned to the company for a full refund. in washington, wjz-13 eyewitness news. they had to put in cell phone lines to handle the inquiries from the worried parents.
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for more information, go to and there's a new effort to protect young athletes from head injuries. there could be a new legislation on how concussions are handled. it would require everyone to be endangered on head injuries. a student testified in support of the new legislation yesterday. >> and nearly $5 million in funding is heading to baltimore county. the federal government has given maryland $30 million to pay for the record blizzards. and days after towson commons was auctioned off, a new luxury apartment opened up. the pal saids of towson features 300 units.
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they have bamboo flooring and an automated parking gang. it parks your car for you. there they go. >> it cost $1300 a month for a studio and $2400 a month for a two bedroom. as the orioles are preparing for their game against the jays, batista has hit his 50th home run for the season. his 50th was the only run of the game, giving the blue jays a 1-0 victory. the orioles play beginning tonight. >> and a reminder, the great prostate cancer challenge is this sunday as part of wjz-13's continuing community commitment. come out to the run walk and more. it takes place 8:00 sunday
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morning at johnny united stadium. for more information, go to we've been watching the weather closely for it. there's a storm moving our way and it will be so much cooler than it will be today. >> and that's a good thing. i don't think that the runners have a problem with it. a chance for a problem earlier in the day and a better chance for rain today. 93-degrees is where we're heading to. it will be a scorcher out there this afternoon. this first friday of fall. >> believe it or not. and that will start to come down over the weekend. >> and i'll have trouble walking let alone running. i'm not a fan. i know some don't want to let go, but i'm not the biggest fan almost >> i swear my dogs say, what's going on. >> they watch the calendar, too. >> coming up on coffee with, tom selleck. he has a new series on tv
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tonight and he joined us yesterday to talk about this. and we'll show you the interview coming up. also, bernadette will have more weather and of course, sharon is checking the traffic through the fog and several eastern shore school systems are effected by it. that's all coming up. [fog horn] ,,,,,,,,,,,, tax on everything you buy?
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welcome back everyone on this warm start to friday. we don't have much wind and this afternoon,the wind will pick up and that's going to bring back the heat. it's all ahead of this front and it's getting really strung out. it's moving our way and tomorrow, the slightest chance for shower and that's it. what it will do is knock the heat down to the south there. , sunday, this is the different story. it's the tale end of the the front. and we'll have a better chance of rain sunday night and monday. we'll have the tropical storm matthew down here. it's moving to the west and it's going to head towards the yucatan peninsula. after that, it will move towards the gulf.
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all eyes on the south eastern part of the united states. and back here at home, we have fog. partly sunny this afternoon and tonight, we're going into the 60s. we won't go much more over the next few days. 86 and warm tomorrow and 70 monday. and rain sunday and monday continuing into tuesday. here's the rush from sharon gibala. well, actually, all of the cameras are stopped in with fog. it's definitely foggy and traffic's starting to slowdown as well on the top and the westsides of the beltway. you can also run into a few accidents at roger's avenue. there's a look at 295 at the beltway. that's a foggy shot as well. same for 95 and expect the fog
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where ever you're traveling and there are warnings in effect on the bridge. this is brought to you by your toyota dealer. toyota, moving forward. back to you, don and bernadette. >> she really memorized that, that was cool. >> good. allow us to reintroduce you to an old friend of the show and the town. >> please welcome back tom selleck. good morning, how are you doing. >> it's good to be talking to balmore. >> yeah, you said it right. yeah, i did "her alibi" to baltimore. it was too hot. >> it was half a mile from my house and you couldn't get out
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of the diveway for a while. i didn't do it. you're coming back to cbs with a weekly series. >> this is a good one! >> pardon me? >> we're reading about the history of, you're the commissioner or the police commissioner? >> i play the commissioner. i think as good as the police work is in the show, it's just as much about an irish family with three generations of cops. and it's a character driven show. it's much about the people and the work they bring home as the work they do on the streets. but we shoot it on the streets in new york. and that's a huge plus. cbs really stepped up. it's expensive to do that. a lot of shows in new york really aren't shot in new york. and i think that's a big plus for us. >> that would be hard to shoot in new york.
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it's difficult, we don't mind. it's energizing. you get in the streets in new york and you have to be alert. >> different obstacles. >> yeah, yeah. now, you've done such a range of stuff from all of your wonderful award winning stuff and broadway, how does this come in ranging with all of those? >> well, i don't know yet. in terms of liking the work and the quality, it's as good of anything i've done. well, you know? we'll know when it airs. how people like it -- but my taste has always been -- i'm fortunate, my taste is the audience's taste. i love this and i want it to work. i love going to work every day. >> are you going to be on every week?
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>> no, no, i'm making jesse stones. number seven is ready and even though they're on the same network, it's important that people know that jesse stone is around and will be there. yeah, i'm in every show. whether people like it or not, i'm going to be there. actually, i commute from l.a. to do the show. i'm one of four leads. that's possible. others that are great actors and that's what you need in a characterrer driven drama. that, he only does by phone. >> i'm not doing that. >> any plans to come back to baltimore any time soon? >> no direct plans. i like seeing oriole games. i love camden yards. i hit a home run there.
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>> don was just telling me about that. he was filling me in on that part. that was one of my brushes with greatness. that's as close as i'm going to come. >> and that was one of your brushes with tom murry. >> tom, who's tom. and bill was in, he didn't hit a home run. and congrats to you on that one. >> and there's always a table waiting for you at denimo's. >> every time you show up, someone lets us know. good food. >> very good food. >> well, good luck with the show and it's airing tonight for the first time and we're very excited to see this. it looks like a good one. >> me, too. i think it's a good one and i hope people watch. i want to keep doing it. >> 10:00, friday nights from here on out. >> hear that, you have to watch
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so he can do it. >> and it's "blue bloods." a family of irish police officers and that beats bernadette's interest when it's an irish family. >> we could fit into the rolls. we'll take a break and come back and we'll have traffic for you and bernadette will have the irish weather after this. ,,
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>> >> here are the updates from sharon and bern debt. >> it's a warm and foggy morning out there. we'll heat it to 93 degrees for
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the high and sunshine listen returning and then, a cold front coming through tomorrow. we'll have a chance for a shower with it and a chance of sunday morning. and the best chance of rain is into tuesday. you can see how the temperatures take a hit. and now, we'll get a check of the roads with sharon gibala. good morning, well, the fog is the big issue of the morning. you can't see much at the topside of the beltway at harford road. we have a delay from harford to providence and there's a look at 295 there and there's 95. just a few accidents out there and rogers and blakely and buddy hill and bel air at rossville road. this is brought to you by mazda. take a test drive at your mazda dealer today. >> and thank you, and the
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settlement is reached in a lawsuit over the bay bridge. the truck driver's family settled for $100,000. and john short's tractor trailer plunged off of the bridge after he swerved hitting a camaro. and the driver of that car was only sited far traffic violation the police arrested the preppy burglar. the detectives received a tip after wjz aired this surveillance video of a man walking away with electronic items. the 30-year-old from silver bring is charged with burglary, theft and destruction of property. >> $5 million in federal money is mading -- heading to baltimore county to help cleanup from the snowstorms. the record snowfall was brought in december and twice in february. >> stay with wjz-13, maryland's news station.
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